Hot? Tired? How Stretch Bands Can Help.

If you live in one of the many areas where it’s hot, rainy, or you just want to stay inside, that’s a good enough reason to get in on the growing trend of resistance bands. They’re cheap, portable, and a simple way to get your daily dose of exercise – for overall health and cancer prevention.

In our video, exercise physiologist Mary Kennedy demonstrates three simple 1-minute resistance band exercises. Here, Mary explains how much of these exercises we should do and what all those different colors mean.

Q: You say in the video to incorporate resistance training in your exercise routine twice a week; how long would you recommend?

A: The ideal amount of resistance training isn’t usually measured in minutes; it’s measured by the number of exercises and repetitions completed. You should strive to complete 8 to 10 different exercises that target all major muscle groups. Aim to complete at least one set of 8 to 12 repetitions of each. Continue reading